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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:07 am

No problems at all, as you can see it was an aluminium roof conversion made by Shapecraft that was fitted to approx 12-14 cars, it was an attractive conversion that was also functional as it increased a Shapecraft's top speed compared to a "standard" 26R of the period as as the airflow more efficiently over the body.

Road car had no rear quarter windows, whereas two 26R's converted cars did.

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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am

hatman wrote:I believe it's actually 'Eklund' - I merely mention the fact for what it may be worth... :mrgreen:


You are correct Britt Ekland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbrɪtː ˈěːkland] (About this soundlisten); born Britt-Marie Eklund; :D
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am

elansprint71 wrote:
hatman wrote:I believe it's actually 'Eklund' - I merely mention the fact for what it may be worth... :mrgreen:



Fact? :roll:


Britt Ekland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbrɪtː ˈěːkland] (About this soundlisten); born Britt-Marie Eklund;
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:29 pm

Vaughan, Greg
I think the problem was ED!! not the cars.
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PostPost by: greg40green » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:55 pm

I think the Shape Craft is a fantastic addition to the Elan line up and hope to create one myself .


vstibbard wrote:No problems at all, as you can see it was an aluminium roof conversion made by Shapecraft that we fitted to approx 12-14 cars, it was an attractive conversion that was also functional as it increased a Shapecraft's top speed compared to a "standard" 26R of the period as as the airflow more efficiently over the body.

Road car had no rear quarter windows, whereas two 26R's converted cars did.

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PostPost by: greg40green » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:57 pm

Hello Dave
Didn't you start building a a new fibreglass/ Shapecraft bodied Elan ?

bigvalvehead wrote:Vaughan, Greg
I think the problem was ED!! not the cars.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:14 am

Hi Greg
I have moulds for the Shapecraft roof and boot and I am building a Honda S2000 powered Shapecraft.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:55 pm

bigvalvehead wrote:
I currently have the very first Shapecraft in the workshop undergoing extensive bodywork refurb , including a new front end.

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Dave- is this 39PG? Are you fitting a replica of the modified nose?

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Hi Pete
I am working on 39PG as it was once.
The current owner didn't want the original nose remade but has gone for a 26R front end instead.

The original was Fugly!

The shell in the pics is my S1 Honda powered shell.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:51 pm

Dave,
Current owners, eh?! Are they worse than DPO's?
I wonder what happened to Sellers own "ordinary" Elan DHC?

Hope you are OK.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:14 am

That’s alive and very well in a private collection. It has been restored to full original status.

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